The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 5.8 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q80R has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Samsung HW-Q80R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-108. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. The YAS-108 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price